Peace Officer Continuing Education Grant Training Program
Training Grants – Regional and In-Service
Senate Bill 03-103 created a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board cash fund for the purpose of providing funding for continuing education training of Colorado peace officers through grants awarded by the POST Board. The Grant program is funded by a $1 fee assessed on motor vehicle registrations. Approximately $3.8 million dollars is awarded through this program annually.
Regional Grant Program: Ten (10) training regions have been established throughout the state that are responsible for applying for funds on behalf of the law enforcement agencies within their geographical location. Eligible applicants must be a local government, college, university, or not-for-profit for the purpose of funding peace officer training programs to law enforcement agencies throughout the state. The Regional grant program year begins July 1st and ends June 30th.
In-Service Grant Program: Eligible applicants are law enforcement agencies. The In-Service grant program year begin July 1st and ends March 31st.
Allowable Student Expenses
Travel costs for students traveling for official training are eligible and include commercial transportation, air fare, registration costs, tuition, parking, public transportation, computer connection fees, mileage, per diem and lodging.
The provision of personnel resources to fill the position of a law enforcement officer, who is traveling to or from, attending or conducting training, is allowable. Actual salary and overtime, not to exceed $50 per hour, is allowable.
Allowable Peace Officer and Professional Trainer Instructor Fees
Instructor fees, per diem, travel costs (in and out of state) and lodging are allowable costs to compensate instructors who conduct training for law enforcement agencies.
Allowable Training Supplies
Supplies are items that are expended or consumed during the course of the training class such as targets, ammunition, simunitions, printing, manuals, field guides, etc. These materials are allowable costs.
Allowable Equipment Purchases
The purchase of equipment which facilitates training is allowable. Examples include, but are not limited to: firearms and driving simulators, ammunition, simunitions, track car maintenance, shooting range and drive track upgrades and improvements, on line training subscriptions, etc.
Additional Grant Opportunities:
- Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Newsletter
- COPS Hiring Program (CHP)
- School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP)
- Body-Worn Camera Grant FY2021 (BJA)
- POST Grant Scholarship funds available for 2021 Virtual COVA Conference
- The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program funds available for radar speed, message signs and other equipment. Applications accepted until 07/26/2021